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Council Press Releases

Illinois on Track to Become First Smart State in the U.S.

12/19/2016

The State of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) recently hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop, a two-day workshop to pursue becoming the first ‘Smart State’ in the nation. The workshop, delivered by the Smart Cities Council, had more than 50 participants, including the deputy governor, state agency heads, city officials, businesses, universities, national labs and non-profits.

Smart Cities Council Launches Challenge Grants to Help American Communities

11/02/2016

Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, launched its application for cities to apply for theSmart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant. Five American cities will receive a grant in 2017 to inspire innovation, inclusion and investment in their city.

Smart Cities Council Awards Innovative Start-Ups for Commitment to Connectivity and Climate during Smart Cities Week

10/19/2016

Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, honored three start-up companies for their commitment to providing municipalities with effective solutions to manage urban growth during Smart Cities Week in Washington, D.C. last month. Placemeter won the Innovation Alley Connectivity Award, while StratIS and OperaSoft were both awarded the Environmental Impact Award.

New Smart Cities Council Policy Brief Details How Smart Infrastructure Can Unlock Equity and Prosperity in Cities and Towns Across the U.S.

09/28/2016

As the U.S. election season heats up and further attention is focused on key national priorities, the Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, released a policy brief detailing how smart infrastructure investments in cities and towns across America will create jobs and promote greater prosperity for all. The brief will be a point of focus today during a policy event at Smart Cities Week – North America’s premier smart cities conference, convening over 1,500 participants from all levels of government and the private sector in Washington, D.C.

Smart Cities Council Joins the White House Commitment to Further Advance Smart Cities in the U.S.

09/26/2016

Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, will award five challenge grants to help five American cities apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability. The grant is in support of the White House’s call to action to accelerate the development of smart cities, which was just announced today.This is the second year that the White House issued a major announcement to kick off Smart Cities Week – North America’s premier smart cities conference, convening over 1,500 participants from all levels of government and the private sector on September 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

New Online Version of Global Smart Cities Readiness Guide Helps Cities Map Their Future More Easily

03/09/2016

The Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, announced that its landmark Smart Cities Readiness Guide is now available in a web-based format. The Readiness Guide is the world’s leading framework for government leaders to enhance the livability, workability and sustainability of their cities.

Smart Cities Council Launches Enhanced Version of its Landmark Readiness Guide during Smart Cities Week

09/16/2015

The Smart Cities Council launched the latest version of the Smart Cities Readiness Guide® today at its inaugural Smart Cities Week event – North America’s first major smart cities conference and expo. The Guide is the world’s leading framework for government leaders to enhance the livability, workability and sustainability of their cities. To date, the Guide has been downloaded by thousands of city leaders and other stakeholders from around the world.

Smart Cities Council and Alstom hosted session at Innovative City to accelerate the adoption of Smart Grid and Smart City Initiatives worldwide

06/29/2015

The Smart Cities Council and Alstom co-hosted an event at the Innovative City conference held in Nice, France on June 24-25 to promote next generation initiatives for smart grid and smart city developments internationally.

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